Tricep Brachii and Elbow Pain
The Triceps Brachii is a group of three muscles along back of the forearm that helps move the arm back. Its pain pattern stretches all the way from the shoulder to the elbow and down to the hand. However the pain pattern of the Triceps Brachii is similar to many other muscles.
That is why using our app Painalog can help you identify the exact combination of muscles that are the cause of your pain.
You can download the app on Google Play Store or get it on App store and give it whirl for free for seven days. However if you are sure that it is the Triceps Brachii then read on to learn how to locate, self release and stretch the muscle.
STEP 1: How to Locate the Triceps Brachii Trigger Point #Four
To locate the Tricep Brachii muscle and the particular trigger point that concerns you, keep a hand lightly on the back of your arm and bend your elbow. You should feel a muscle moving under your fingers. This is the Tricep Brachii and it has three branches—a long head that arises from a bony prominence on the scapula, and the medial and lateral heads which arise from the humerus bone. In short, they all originate from the upper part of your arm, travel down, and form a tendon that finally attaches over the elbow. (The bony prominence you feel when you bend your arm/ flex your arm). This muscle mainly helps in the extension of the arm and forearm at the elbow joint. It also helps in some extension of the shoulder. The trigger point specific to this pain is located two finger widths above the elbow.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Triceps Brachii Trigger Point # Four
Self-releasing the Tricep Brachii is simple. First, sit with one knee on the ground and the other up, supported by the foot. If your pain is in your left tricep, for example, then your right knee should be on the floor.Next, locate the left Tricep Brachii and its trigger point, as shown in the earlier video. This point should be close to the elbow, and about two finger widths above it on the outer side. Once found, place the upper arm over the knee so the muscle is immediately above the knee, and the palm is facing upward. Apply pressure with the other hand should you require a more intense sensation. Hold for 30 seconds and release.
STEP 3: How to Stretch the Triceps BrachiiTrigger Point # Four